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Praktica FX - 1953 | by Casual Camera Collector
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Praktica FX - 1953

I believe this is a second or third revision of this model. Just acquired it and am still uncovering its history and how to use it. Solidly made camera with no glass pentaprism, only direct reflex viewing. The mirror is not instant-return, you're blacked out until you wind the shutter. The mirror itself shows much flaking and I may attempt a re-silvering. The top-down viewfinding system makes taking vertical photos challenging. But then, challenges make for fun.

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Taken on August 30, 2010